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We hear emergency vehicle sirens throughout the day since we live near a busy intersection, but when they stop near us it's usually on the block to our west. (It has less-expensive apartments on the near side and a Taco Bell on the far side. You may remember the 'Bell from a road-rage stabbing I posted about last year.) Yesterday I heard a bunch stop in the much quieter block to our east and wondered what happened.

The DMN's Crime Blog filled in the blanks for me this afternoon: 15-year-old Dallas boy shoots himself in the foot while watching Iron Eagle.

Somebody failed at home gun storage.

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rapier
Mar. 3rd, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
Idiot child. He's lucky he didn't kill someone.
oddharmonic
Mar. 4th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
I'm boggling that the 15-year-old was able to gain access to the gun and was holding it for no apparent reason. The one real firearm (i.e., not an air rifle) in our home is stored in a locked gun case that only Vogon and I have the keys for and we regularly go over firearm safety with the kiddo just like other safety plans (what to do in case of fire, evacuation, etc.).

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firni
Mar. 3rd, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
His taste in movies is... ew.
oddharmonic
Mar. 4th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
Once I looked up the movie, I wondered if the kid was high. If you're going to watch a cheesy movie with teenagers taking over military aircraft, at least Real Genius is somewhat clever. (I wanted to live in the tunnels like Lazlo when I first saw the movie.)
mynameissnuffy
Mar. 10th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
We have the right to bear arms. Those who exercise that right have the RESPONSIBILITY to store and educate properly.
oddharmonic
Mar. 10th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
Yep. I lean toward educating everyone so children know how to respond to firearms when there isn't an adult present.
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